Sardine in outer space.

by Guibert, Emmanuel.
Edition statement:1st American ed. Published by : First Second, (New York :) Physical details: 102 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 22 cm. ISBN:9781596431294 ; 1596431296 (pbk.) :. Year: 2007
Item type Current location Call number Copy number Status Date due
Young Learners Books British Council Library
741.5944 (Browse shelf) 1 Available

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Sardine is back, and she's got a whole host of new problems to face even before the spaceship Huckleberry can get off the ground! In the fourth volume of this exciting series, Sardine must tackle, among other things, monsters under the bed, flesh-eating tattoos, time machines, and even boredom. As always, Supermuscleman, Chief Executive Dictator of the Universe, lurks in the background, trying--unsuccessfully and incompetently--to make Sardine and her crew behave.

"Originally published in France in 2003 under the titles Sardine de l'espace: les tatouages carnivores and Sardine de l'espace: la grande Sardine"--Colophon.

Translated from the French.

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Publishers Weekly Review

"The pirate humor and gothic panels provide surprises in every space vignette," wrote PW of the launch title, which is now in its third installment, Sardine in Outer Space 3 by Emmanuel Guibert, illus. by Joann Sfar, trans. from the French by Elisabeth Brizzi and Alexis Siegel. Here Supermuscleman and Doc Krok plan to ruin the galaxy--and Sardine and Little Louie in the bargain, via the Space Boxing Championship. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-Intrepid Sardine and her wacky group of space-faring pirate friends are at it again! Not one to let odd situations slow her down, Sardine leads the gang as they confront Supermuscleman in an astoundingly creative assortment of adventures. From a planet made of fast food to a retirement home in space to a rock concert that shakes the universe, the situations the characters find themselves in are unrelentingly silly and will leave readers giggling. The bright, colorful illustrations are filled with manic action and fascinating details that will draw children in and have them coming back for more.-Dawn Rutherford, King County Library System, Bellevue, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

Sardine and the crew of the Huckleberry are back for more exciting adventures. Flesh-eating tattoos, a kidnapped princess the life of a space pirate is never quiet, especially when Supermuscleman and Doc Krok get up to mischief. With the usual sly humor and gleefully childlike sense of the absurd, Guibert and Sfar offer bizarre, memorable characters and a delightfully surreal story. A few small details may make grown-ups raise an eyebrow (Supermuscleman gets a tattoo on his bottom), but kids will love the art, the bright colors, and the nonsense.--Coleman, Tina Copyright 2007 Booklist

Kirkus Book Review

Doughty young Sardine and her cohorts continue to vanquish hilariously dopey Supermuscleman, mad scientist Doc Krok and other villains in nine more or less independent new adventures that range from helping out a crowd of cartoon characters angrily protesting because they're so lamely drawn ("Hey! You could at least draw me some pants!") to rescuing acres of stolen French fries and herds of wild "Burgeegies" in the mouthwatering kingdom of Yummy. Presented in colorful, crowded cartoon panels and well-endowed with both self-referential comments ("Comics are cool but we only get 10 pages per story . . . A movie's longer, so we'd have more time to kick Supermuscleman's butt") and characters with names like Emailia and Fetcher Bone, this expert mix of action, gross humor and clever side remarks will, despite the lack of a cohesive plot line, draw carloads of Captain Underpants graduates. (Graphic fantasy. 8-11) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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